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Fitbit's 'The One' Is Your Self-Quantifying Soulmate

Now Fully Kickstartered, Pebble Raises $15M in Venture Capital From CRV

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A year ago, Pebble was rejected by a host of venture capitalists for the smartwatch it wanted to build, so it posted the idea on Kickstarter. I don’t have to tell you that worked really well. $10.2 million and almost a year later, with 75,000 of 85,000 Kickstarter watches shipped...
Now Fully Kickstartered, Pebble Raises $15M in Venture Capital From CRV

Sony’s $149 SmartWatch Finally Lands In The U.S.

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After the disappointing LiveView failed to make much of an impression when it launched in 2010, Sony surprised us when they revealed yet another wearable device — the SmartWatch — at this year’s CES. After taking a brief spin in the U.K., Sony has just announced that their newest diminutive...
Sony’s $149 SmartWatch Finally Lands In The U.S.

Google Also Rumored To Be Working On A Watch

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(Wrist)watch this space... it's going to get crowded, what with Apple and Samsung entering it too. Smartwatches may seem a bit boutique, with small companies like Pebble dominating the scene. It's easy to forget that a big name like Sony is also playing the game. But with rumors that...
Google Also Rumored To Be Working On A Watch

More details emerge about scope of Apple smart watch project

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Just as Apple has come under increased pressure from shareholders for more product innovation, more details are leaking out about a brand new device the company is said to be working on. Following reports earlier this week that Apple is working on a smart watch that runs iOS, Bloomberg reports...
More details emerge about scope of Apple smart watch project

Re-Timer could play with your brain, fool body clock to minimize jetlag

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Jetlag and disrupted sleep patterns are conditions we're all too familiar with, right along with flashing lights that claim to remedy them. A new wearable device, tagged Re-Timer, also promises to be of help by mimicking sunlight and resetting the body clock. Reportedly the result of 25 years of...
Re-Timer could play with your brain, fool body clock to minimize jetlag

Tim Cook at D11: Wearables are Incredibly Interesting, Nothing Great on the Market

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At this year's annual All Things Digital conference hosted by AllThingsD, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher asked Apple CEO Tim Cook about wearable devices, such as Apple's much rumored smart watch, which has been dubbed the "iWatch." Tim Cook mentioned that he found wearables to be "incredibly interesting" and went...
Tim Cook at D11: Wearables are Incredibly Interesting, Nothing Great on the Market

FitBit's New (Non-Wearable) Device: The Wi-Fi Smart Scale

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Fitbit, maker of the popular fitness device that clips onto clothing and tracks activity and sleep patterns, is attempting to set itself apart in the increasingly crowded fitness tech market with the introduction of a new, Wi-Fi equipped scale. The Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale measures weight, body fat percentage and...
FitBit's New (Non-Wearable) Device: The Wi-Fi Smart Scale

From The Pebble Smartwatch To Google Glass: Gauging The New Mobile Market For Wearable Devices

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Those betting big on wearable computing believe an assorted new crop of gadgets -- mostly worn on the wrist or as eyewear -- will transform the way in which we interact with the rest of our devices. What is perhaps most intriguing about them is that they will serve new purposes....
From The Pebble Smartwatch To Google Glass: Gauging The New Mobile Market For Wearable Devices

F.C.C. Filing Shows Commission Is Eyeing Up Google Glass

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The wearable device, expected to be on sale some time this year, features bone-conducting speakers and top-flight Bluetooth 4.0. Project Glass, the most visible thing to come out of Google's top hush-hush X Lab, is being given the once-over by the F.C.C., alongside its wireless network application of last...
F.C.C. Filing Shows Commission Is Eyeing Up Google Glass

Microsoft granted patent for wearable EMG device

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Those muscle spasms? They're now good for something. Okay, so Microsoft's just-granted patent for a wearable EMG device doesn't really thrive off of involuntary twitching and such, but it does use your movements to control your smartphone, notebook and other gadgets. The "Wearable Electromyography-Based Controller," which we first glimpsed...
Microsoft granted patent for wearable EMG device
No-Fun Google Bans Porn from Glass
Look out Nike Fuel band, UnderArmour's fitness strap measures WILLPower!

Why it's time for a Google smart watch

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Google is exploring the idea of making a smart watch according to a Business Insider source. The unnamed source suggests that Google is researching how to market such a device and BI notes certain relevant patents Google has that would support such a product. Even with the report, which I’d consider a rumor...
Why it's time for a Google smart watch

I bought a MotoActv for running (but wear it all day)

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Although Motorola introduced its MotoActv health tracking gadget last October, I held off on trying one. The main reason was because I had heard about poor battery life, and also because I’ve been running with a smartphone in my hand for the better part of two years. Recent software updates...
I bought a MotoActv for running (but wear it all day)

Google Disallows Facial Recognition in Glass Apps

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Worried about so-called “Glassholes” automatically identifying the faces of people around them? Google says it doesn’t want that to happen, either. The company tonight posted an update to developer policies for its wearable device Google Glass that explicitly disallows facial recognition apps. It explained in a Google+ update, “As Google...
Google Disallows Facial Recognition in Glass Apps

Google glasses make sense as the “next” mobile device

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Smartphones already have Google Goggles, an image recognition search app, but consumers may one day have “Google glasses“. The search company publicly introduced Project Glass on Wednesday, a concept for wearable glasses that integrate directly with Google services. Google is sharing this video to kickstart ideas and gather feedback for the...
Google glasses make sense as the “next” mobile device

Android-powered competitor for Google's 'Project Glass' emerges at CES

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Google’s (GOOG) “Project Glass” smart glasses product is still a work in progress but it may already have some stiff competition. Debuting at CES 2013 is Vuzix’s M100, a wearable device that connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth for connectivity and provides a heads-up display that hovers in front of...
Android-powered competitor for Google's 'Project Glass' emerges at CES
CHART: Market Estimates For Google Glass And Other Wearable Devices Are All Over The Place
Privacy and the Internet of things

Google hosts Glass Foundry in SF and NYC, giving developers early access to its wearable computers

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A couple of weeks ago, Google held hackathons in San Francisco and in New York City. This wasn’t your normal hackathon — rather, it was by invitation centered around the soon-to-be newest device in the company’s arsenal: Google Glass. During these so-called Glass Foundry events, a small group of developers...
Google hosts Glass Foundry in SF and NYC, giving developers early access to its wearable computers

Google latest FCC filing reveals details about its Google Glass project

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Through a recent filing Google made with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), some interesting details about its Google Glass project. Engadget reports that the wearable device that first debuted at last year’s Google I/O conference is carrying a Broadcom 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g WiFi radio paired with a Bluetooth 4.0 +...
Google latest FCC filing reveals details about its Google Glass project

Olympic Hopefuls On Social Media, The Quantified Self, And Rule 40

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The Winter Olympics are exactly one year away, which is why a team of Winter Olympians (past, present, and future) gathered together in NYC yesterday to ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq. We jumped at the opportunity to speak with a few of them about how technology merges...
Olympic Hopefuls On Social Media, The Quantified Self, And Rule 40

Poll Technica: Flexible glass displays coming to an iOS device near you?

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Apple may be working on a product that uses flexible glass displays, as evidenced by a job listing that temporarily appeared on the company's site. The listing, seen by several sites and screengrabbed by 9to5Mac before its removal, showed Apple searching for a senior optical engineer to work in...
Poll Technica: Flexible glass displays coming to an iOS device near you?
Google Glass Can Use iPhone's Data Connection Via Bluetooth

Sony to try the smartwatch game for a second time

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Sony’s next-generation SmartWatch is “coming soon” according to the product page, and it looks like a huge improvement over the company’s first attempt, which debuted in Sept. 2010. Like its predecessor, the new SmartWatch connects wirelessly to an Android phone for message notifications on the wrist. The wearable device can...
Sony to try the smartwatch game for a second time

Google Glass update adds Google+ notifications, saves on resources by limiting background downloads

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Google Glass has not been released to mainstream consumers yet but already the device has gotten an update, after Google pushed an over-the-air software patch that enhances the Google+ experience and makes better use of resources. The most notable changes that users will see after installing the XE5 update is...
Google Glass update adds Google+ notifications, saves on resources by limiting background downloads

Pilot of the future: U.S. Army gets wearable tech for the battlefield

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Soldiers will use Android and Windows systems during missions in a not-so-distant future. The Raytheon Company has developed a wearable device and display to help pilots navigate and see where their foes are even after they leave the cockpit. [Read more]...
Pilot of the future: U.S. Army gets wearable tech for the battlefield
The part of wearables that geeks forget about: not looking like a tool

Virtual Graffiti App Wallit Now Lets Users Create Their Own Walls

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When an augmented reality app called Wallit launched a couple months ago, some users were excited by the possibilities of writing on virtual walls at established locations, such as the Eiffel Tower or an Apple store, but griped that the app was too closed off. Only app administrators could create...
Virtual Graffiti App Wallit Now Lets Users Create Their Own Walls
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